MOSCOW — Diane von Furstenberg jetted to Moscow to open her first store in Russia, the country of her father's birth.
Von Furstenberg, who was in Russia shortly before winning the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, will sell her full collection in the new store. In addition, beginning this fall, she'll create a collection specifically for the Russian market, which will be called Diane von Furstenberg for Garderobe.
The designer's new store is a 1,000-square-foot corner in the Moscow fashion retailer Garderobe, which also sells brands such as Juicy Couture, Narciso Rodriguez, Anya Hindmarch bags, vintage clothes from What Comes Around Goes Around in New York, jeans by Chip & Pepper, Fins and Rock & Republic, and Philip Treacy hats. The store, which is described as the Colette of Moscow, is owned by Olga Ignatova and Jana Brukhovetskaya, who also have their own line called Garderobe.
Von Furstenberg presented her fall collection, called Winter Palace, at a show at Leo Tolstoy's palace in Moscow, followed by a Russian-style dinner, tea party and auction of a dress and a golden heart from her new jewelry collection, designed by H.Stern. Among the guests were shoe designer Christian Louboutin and Greek Princess Olga and Prince Aimone di Savoia Aosta.
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia